Miami is a hot bed of nightlife. There are hundreds of clubs, bars, restaurants, breweries, cocktail lounges and everyth8ing in between. So how do you possibly narrow it down when you visit the area? You trust the experts. That’s us!
We’ve combed through all the options to nominate 11 of our favorite bars in the Miami area. On your next trip to the Sunshine State stop in to these incredible bars in Miami:
Miami’s Top 11 Bars
Boxelder is an independent, family-owned bottle shop and taproom offering a selection of craft beers and provisions.
The Craft Beer Market is located in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, Florida.
Owners Nicole and Adam Darnell utilize their years of experience to present a wide selection of American craft and Belgian beers along with a strong programming and event calendar that includes tastings, guest speakers as well as food and beer pairings.
Established in 2014, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila has become a Miami Beach principal in the quick service restaurant space. Founded by Menin Hospitality’s Keith Menin & Jared Galbut, Bodega offers traditional Mexican food with a unique and locally inspired twist, led by Culinary Director, Bernie Matz. Not only known for flavorful food, Miami’s best tequila and mezcal cocktails can be found at Bodega by entering through a porta potty or Meat locker door, exposing guests to 2,448 sq ft of a speakeasy cocktail lounge.
A large attribute to Bodega Taqueria’s success is due to the inviting sense of design, expressed in its iconic light up neon marquee overarching an authentic airstream trailer. Paired with teal blue Mexican tile among graffiti art and string lights bring out a vibrancy of life to the once abandoned street. Unfinished flooring, exposed pipes, and wood finishes pay homage to a traditional Mexican street taqueria. Starting off as a local initiative, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila’s flagship location resides just past the recently restored Lincoln Road Mall in Miami Beach, has now become a staple in Miami Beach for tourists as well.
A contemporary take on the classic neighborhood bar and eatery, The Mighty sheds its spotlight on their collection of premium Craft Beer, alongside prime entrees, finely crafted homemade Sausages and stiff drink cocktails.
Come try our favorites! Such as; Spicy Chicken-jalapeño-cotija sausage, Free-Range-Rabbit Sausage, Steak frites or our Oakland-style Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich.
And the beer… We mustn’t forget the true core of what sets apart this establishment. Boasting an extensive list of Saisons, Sours, Belgians, IPA’s (list goes on), their friendly bartenders will provide their knowledge on the emerging world of Craft Beer. This is one library that deserves a visit!
Bâoli Miami is known for its nightly transformation into a partying paradise where conviviality reigns in between the stars and the international jetsetters. The opening of Bâoli in Miami rang in a new era of nightlife and dining on South Beach’s shores, importing a truly european style of partying that would soon transform the Miami Beach scene. Situated on one of the country’s most iconic streets Collins Avenue, the restaurant, lounge and club tempts and teases at any hour. Dinner patrons will take their palates on a culinary expedition, exploring unique Asian flavors and when night falls, the inviting restaurant revamps into a playground for the nocturnal.
Minibar located at Urbanica Meridian Avenue provides a fresh, mid-century lounge with a sexy, contemporary twist located in the quaint Miami Beach’s South of Fifth area. The space combines the cool and modern feel of the hotel mixed with Mini Bar’s low key and intimate vibe.
Those looking to just get a good drink, maybe a little mystery, romance, or some real good feels can find their ideal spot at MiniBar. Inside, it’s gem-like colors and jungle-like atmosphere has been described as a “Parisian speakeasy in Bali.” The outside patio has a very comfortable Art Deco look, a beautiful setting to enjoy cocktails under the stars. Definitely #notyouraverageminibar
“Jaguar Sun and its staff deserve every accolade imaginable. My brothers and I came here on a Friday night during Art Basel and were treated to what resulted in one of the best dining experiences I had this year. The food was smart and delicious. The drinks creative and generously poured. The staff. from the our incredibly welcoming waiter to the kitchen team which brought out our dishes, were attentive at every point. ” – Yelp Review
Ricky’s South Beach showcases a wide selection of beer and craft cocktails. Ricky’s Bar and Live Music Venue is just steps from Alton Road & Lincoln Road at 1222 16th Street, next door to its sister property Bodega Taqueria y Tequila. Ricky’s beverage program offers table-tap beer bongs, more than 150 whiskey varieties, an all-inclusive craft cocktail menu, and the best Happy Hour on Miami Beach. At Ricky’s South Beach, we are committed to making our property accessible to all. Our picnic tables located in the front and our bar are ADA accessible. Your experience matters to us and we want to ensure it is a good as it can be. Hours of Operation: Daily from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.
With the prestige of being in one of the most desirable locations in the world, but without any of the pretension, The ScapeGoat is the only bar in South Florida that specializes in All-American beers, spirits, wines, and cocktails. Whether you’re blowing off some steam, ducking from work, or having a night out with the usual suspects, you can depend on us to be your ScapeGoat.
“This place is great. Love coming here, there’s always a great vibe and good music. All the bartenders know their stuff so if you request a specific cocktail they can do it for you, but if you’re not so experimental their cocktail menu is also fabulous. Ingredients are fresh and in-house made. Highly recommend coming here if you’re a cocktail connoisseur like me you won’t be disappointed. They also have a really great menu. I had the Philly cheesesteak, which was seasoned perfectly with gooey cheese, and onions served with a side of chips. The little weenies (hot dogs) are super delicious and come with dipping sauces. You really cant go wrong here!” – Yelp Review
Brickell’s first Pop Up Bar takes a fresh look at craft cocktails & beers within an American kitsch paradise and packages it alongside our eclectic throwback sensibilities and back-to-basics bar model. Better Days is a local’s spot built upon a classic foundation of guest service and exceeding expectations; we promise fine drinks at fair prices.
Wynwood’s only rooftop bar and lounge. Up the cascading steps of the Wynwood Arcade, above the painted streets and art-laden walls of Wynwood, guests can discover the eclectic charms of No.3 Social, Southbound Hospitality’s rooftop lounge. No.3 Social introduces guests to a tropical realm of art, comfort, and flavor. Guests can enjoy a selection of globally-inspired street foods, all with a Florida cultural and culinary influence, accompanied by a bar program that features vibrant cocktails inspired by local ingredients, a carefully selected wine list, and craft beers.